The OU Daily learned Tuesday that it is a hybrid Crown finalist as named by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. It was one of 11 newsrooms selected nationally in the hybrid news category for online/print publications. In addition to The Daily, others to receive the honor are:
Indiana Daily Student
Iowa State Daily
Los Angeles Loyolan
The Baylor Lariat
The Columbia Chronicle (Chicago)
The Daily Pennsylvanian
The Miami Hurricane
The Pitt News
The Rocket (Slippery Rock)
Crown Finalists will receive their plaques in March while also learning which added distinction – Gold or Silver – they will earn. Entries are drawn from work produced in the 2019-20 academic year.
According to available records, The Daily has previously earned 14 Gold Crowns – including two consecutive and three in the past five years – along with 10 Silver crowns.